Roller Derby Coaching – Part.2 When the Plan isn’t working

Your plan is written and then it happens - for some reason something doesn’t seem to be working out, you have an ‘oh my god’ moment…. I used to genuinely panic at this point - I’ve been known to actually skate out of the hall in a flat spin, shout at myself in the toilets … Continue reading Roller Derby Coaching – Part.2 When the Plan isn’t working

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Find Your Passion

Find your Passion: fitness when you’re younger is about play, competition and socialization and how the word exercise - such as in PE classes at school - would develop these negative connotations. As adults, we keep that mentality, we seem to experience the word exercise with a negative emotional response - and we need to reboot that and start doing the things we ENJOY, and not see it as punishment, but as play.

Season 3, Episode 4: The one with all the medals…

Yup our (Durham Roller Derby's) British Championships season is over. It's been an epic tale of highs and lows, but it's all done. From our first game against Furness way back in March, to our last game against Spa Town this past weekend we've had all sorts to contend with this year. On a personal … Continue reading Season 3, Episode 4: The one with all the medals…

Adaptation – become the water…

"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee This … Continue reading Adaptation – become the water…

Why I hate Certificates…

Yes, me, Miss competitive and lover of stats tables - I HATE Roller Derby certificates. But why, you may ask, do I hate them so much - Because I feel that they have little to no value and are frankly a waste of time. Yes I'm a huge killjoy; I skate under my real name, … Continue reading Why I hate Certificates…